BALCH SPRINGS — Grayson Pirtle led ETCA with three hits as the Panthers scored a 15-1 win over Heath Fulton Prep to clinch the district championship on Monday.
The Panthers are 16-4-1 on the season and finished 8-0 in league play.
Matthew Brooks (two innings, three strikeouts) and Brandon Baker (three innings, six strikeouts) combined for the one-hitter.
Baker had a double, while Jonathan Cox and Cade Suggs each had two hits.
The Panthers have a warmup game with Beaumont Good Shepherd at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.
ETCA 15, Heath Fulton Prep 1
ETCA 252 15 — 15 14 0
HFP 000 01 — 1 1 2
Matthew Brooks, Brandon Baker (3) and Brett Bowers. Cameron Bibb, Ryan Stockton (4), J.D. Thompson (5) and Levi Barnard.
W – Brooks, L – Bibb.
2B – ETCA: Baker.
RECORDS — ETCA 16-4-1 (8-0).
NEXT UP — ETCA vs. Beaumont Good Shepherd, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, East Texas Baptist University, Marshall.